Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cut back on sugar week--Fudge Stars

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I adapted this recipe from a post on the Passionate Homemaking blog.  Oh, do I love these little candies, if you want to call them that.  Pure cocoa and raw honey with all their nutrients and coconut oil with the saturated fat we need--eat it for medicinal purposes, if nothing else.  Sweets made with honey are more satisfying than those made with sugar, so even just a few of these make a nice dessert.  Who needs sugar with these around?!

Fudge Stars

1/2 c. cocoa powder (I substitute 1 T. or so of carob powder for even more nutrition)
1/2 c. coconut oil (the unrefined kind, that tastes like coconut)
1/4-1//3 c. raw honey

Mix together (I recommend a food processor or blender to make it smooth).  It's not necessary to melt the coconut oil.

When blended, it has the consistency of frosting.  Spoon it into a piping bag or decorating tube.  Lick the spoon and processor bowl thoroughly.  Don't get your tongue caught in the blade.

Use a tip with a jagged top like this one, that makes stars.

Pipe stars onto parchment paper and set them in the freezer to harden.  And that's it!  Keep them in the freezer since coconut oil melts at 76 degrees.  This recipe makes 60+ stars.

6 comments:

  1. You seem to be all,but 'distracted'! Bon appetit!

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  2. Oh, you never know--I'm looking at non-white sugar recipes this week, but who knows what it will be next week?

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  3. Oh my, these look delectable!

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  4. These look so good and so easy! I love chocolate and honey.

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  5. I love honey recipes. I've started putting it in jam when I can afford it.

    My name is Katie and I host Inspired Weekends, open from Thursday to Thursday. I would love to have you link up!

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